Kearsney College Choir South Africa : My God Is A Rock In A Weary Land

By  | July 23, 2011 | 2 Comments | Filed under: Choral Music

The Choir of Kearsney College, South Africa, singing one of Alice Parker and Robert Shaw's arrangements of  the negro spiritual "My God Is A Rock In A Weary Land" . One of my favourite spirituals sung by one of my all time favourite choirs. I could write reams and reams of rhapsodising here but I reckon the music does it for me. Have a listen, I think you'll see what I mean. If you're like me and like you like negro spirituals then you've definitely heard lots of performances of this song —  but perhaps none quite like this. Lyrics below the video. Enjoy :-)

markfromireland

Video Source: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zARCEjISqiY

Lyrics:

My God is a rock in a weary land,

Weary land in a weary land,

My God is a rock in a weary land

Shelter in the time of storm

Oh Yes!

I know he is a rock in a weary land

Weary land, in a weary land

I know he is a rock in a weary land

Shelter in the time of storm

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter one

When the Lord God’s work had just begun

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter two

When the Lord God written his Bible true

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter three

When the Lord God he died upon Calvary

Chorus

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter four

When the Lord God visited among the poor

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter five

When the Lord God he raised all the dead alive

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter six

He went to Jerusalem and healed the sick

Chorus

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter seven

When he died and he risen and he went up to heaven

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter eight

When the Lord God he standing at that golden gate

Stop and let me tell you bout chapter nine

When the Lord God he turned all the water to wine

Choral variations

(Transcription mine - mfi)

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2 Responses to Kearsney College Choir South Africa : My God Is A Rock In A Weary Land

  1. Marcelo De La Hera December 30, 2013 at 10:37 PM
    • markfromireland January 1, 2014 at 10:26 AM

      What about it? :-)

      mfi

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